Americus Times-Recorder
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
PublisherWilliam H. Bronson III
Headquarters101 Highway 27 East Americus, Georgia 31709  United States
Circulation2,953 (as of 2013)[1]

The Americus Times-Recorder is a daily newspaper published in Americus, Georgia. It is operated by South Georgia Media Group, a division of Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.[2]


In 1879, The Americus Recorder began as a tri-weekly publication owned by Merrel Callaway. The Americus Recorder was a competitor of the Sumter Republican newspaper at this time. A few years later, Calloway sold his interest in the Americus Recorder and the Americus Times was then officially established in 1890. While both were successful, the town could not afford to have both the Times and the Recorder, so they combined both of the newspaper titles in 1891 when Captain Bascom Myrick made the name the Americus Times Recorder.[3]

Col. Meyrick became manager and editor of the Americus Times.[4] His wife, Marie Louise Scudder Myrick, is said to be the first woman "in the South" to own and edit a newspaper.

Thomson Newspapers bought the Times-Recorder in 1984; Community Newspaper Holdings bought the paper in 2000 when Thomson decided to leave the newspaper business.[5]


  1. ^ "2013 Georgia Newspaper Directory" (PDF). Georgia Press Association. 2013-01-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-08. Retrieved 2023-05-20.
  2. ^ Times-Recorder: Contact Us, accessed January 15, 2007.
  3. ^ "Americus times-recorder. (Americus, Ga.) 1891-current « Georgia Historic Newspapers". Retrieved 2023-03-10.
  4. ^ Jonathan Daniel Wells (24 October 2011). Women Writers and Journalists in the Nineteenth-Century South. Cambridge University Press. pp. 191–. ISBN 978-1-139-50349-5.
  5. ^ Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas; Layton, Charles, eds. (2001). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1610752325.